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mjyoung

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SEHS66

Subj: agreed
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 06:13:59 pm CDT (Viewed 47 times)
Reply Subj: Not hate. Just dislike.
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 03:55:36 pm CDT


> Why all the PAD hate?
>
> I don't "hate" Peter David. I don't personally know the man. I just don't care for his writing style. Peter David seems to me to be the type of writer who instead of saying "can I tell a good Character X story?" He says "can I tell my story using Character X?" So he will bend, twist, fold and transform Character X to fit his story. So when he is all done Character X is no longer Character X. Peter David isn't the only one guilty of this. Many writers are doing this more and more. Also I don't think his "in" jokes are very funny.

His She-Hulk run is a perfect example of that.

When Slott did She-Hulk, a major part of the title was about her being a lawyer, the purpose of the title was about superhero law, being a lawyer was a major part of most of the stories, and her supporting cast was her law firm. She has even been a lawyer ever since her introduction.

But when Peter David came on, he changed all that. She no longer was a lawyer, becoming a bounty hunter instead. It's the equivalent of someone coming onto a Superman title and saying that they want to make Clark Kent an book writer.

He just has the tendency to do the same stories over and over, with the same characters. I loved the Madrox miniseries, but when he did X-Factor, I lost interest. I want to see a writer evolve instead of just falling into a pattern.


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